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Old 04-18-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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dropbear restart failing

I have an installed base of ubuntu 12.04 and have recently performed an update using 'apt-get update'. During the process, dropbear is updated, but I get the following error message:

Setting up dropbear (2011.54-1ubuntu0.12.04.2) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Dropbear has been added to the initramfs. Don't forget to check
your "ip=" kernel bootparameter to match your desired initramfs
ip configuration.

Restarting Dropbear SSH server: invoke-rc.d: initscript dropbear, action "restart" failed.
dpkg: error processing dropbear (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-40-generic-pae
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I have tried removing (using apt-get remove) and re-installing dropbear, but still get the same error.
Old 04-19-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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the general way to approach these sort of install problems is to look at what the postinstall script is doing, to find out why it is failing. In this case it is reporting that the init script is failing: so it seems you need to debug /etc/init.d/dropbear




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